Fresh food is hard to find, and Delegate James Edmunds knows that.
With all the processing that food goes through these days, it's difficult to buy fresh food that hasn't been enhanced with chemicals, additives and preservatives.
That is why the local farmer has opened the Blue Ribbon Market in the Town of Halifax adjacent to Town Hall. The store officially opened its doors to the public Thursday.
"We're trying to fill a need. We had spoken to a lot of people who were trying to eat better either out of necessity, or they just wanted to feel better. So, that's where we got the idea," Edmunds said. People want to know where their food comes from. That's kind of the gist of why we started thinking about doing the store, and it just kind of morphed from there. I think it's the desire for people to know where their food comes from and how it was handled prior to their consuming it."
According to Edmunds, the market will offer several gluten-free and organic selections for those people looking for healthier food options.
Fresh locally grown meats such as lamb, goat, pork and chicken are available for purchase at the Blue Ribbon Market.
All meats along with fresh eggs will come straight from local farms and will be free from additives, preservatives and other items that are added to meats when they are processed.
The market will take customers back to the old days with glass bottled milk and dairy products, compliments of Homestead Creamery.